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by Brian Hughes
Monday, February 15, 2010
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the hefty homeless woman

patted her open scabs on

her shins with

a dirty gray handkerchief-

as a

young pakastani kid with

long wirey hair

underhanded the jamaican a

wad of cash in

exchange for a

doufflebag full of palm pilots

 

and I remember what I heard once long ago:

 

a woman is a woman,

a good cigar is a smoke

 

and i smile-

as the white nebulae slivers out of

my mouth into

the chilly air-

 

another winter approaches

like

the rats on 109th street-

those little fuckers walk toward

you with New York moxy

leaving you ashamed to

call yourself

a man-

and a guy hangs

upside down

on a chin up bar

in the window across the way-

and I just know

that if I couldn’t

pound these streets of home,

i’d surely cash in my chips-

gladly throw in the towel, and

hang my gloves up for good-

 

i mean-

where else

could you see

a child’s love for his dog

and a man wiping his ass

in the very same park?

 

nowhere

i think           

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